'Eight Is Enough' can accommodate couples, or families with children. Stay a week, or rent the month or longer if you are a 'snow bird' summering in Maine. During the day, kayak, swim, fish, or just sit on the dock. At night, listen to the loons, peepers and crickets. Dirt roads provide great morning walks or bike rides. Fill your fridge with groceries from notorious Tobey's Market, just 5 miles away.
- Cottage1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay6 nights
The Perfect Maine Lake Experience
Keith and Heather Gleason
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 11, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Quiet setting on a beautiful lake
Our family of four had a wonderful time. The lake was warm and the cabin is fantastic. We had everything we needed at the house to enjoy our time there. Plenty of room for everyone to stretch out and relax. We enjoyed the kayaks and paddle board. Perfect week!
Great to hear you had a great stay and that everything met your expectations. Glad you used the kayaks and paddle board too :-). Come back soon.
Amazing retreat on a tranquil lake!
We just returned from our week-long trip at Eight is Enough and couldn’t be happier with our stay. Upon arrival we were immediately impressed-the house was immaculate, the view was stunning and the lake was crystal clear!
We had our two little boys with us, aged 3 and 7. They also felt right at home as the house feels quite comfortable. They loved bunking up together in the “Moose Crossing” room and playing in the coves of the “Bear Cave” unearthing old toys from the Gleason kids’ past.
The fishing was perfect for our two boys as they didn’t need much patience before something was tugging on the line.
We enjoyed canoeing to the beaver damn and to Survivor Island for a pirate’s treasure hunt. We saw plenty of loons and even had a bald eagle sweep down as we lounged on the dock-just amazing!
It was hard to leave the lake, but on a rainy day we went to Augusta’s movie theatre which had spacious recliner chairs. Kids loved it.
We also headed to Camden for the Mount Megunticook hike and lobster rolls and cold beers at The Waterfront afterwards. They boys loved waving at the big boats as they went by. Belfast was also only an hour away and we loved picking our own lobsters at Young’s Lobster Pound-and we got to bring our own beer to boot!
The owner, Keith, was attentive and quickly and patiently replied at all my questions...and I had a lot! :)
We would not hesitate to recommend this peaceful, relaxing, and fun retreat to any of our friends and family! Enjoy! You will not be disappointed!
Thank you for being such great renters. Looks like you maximized your experience!! Come back soon!
Keith and Heather Gleason
Maine the Way Lake Should Be
My family stayed at this rental and we loved everything about it. We plan to be back again again.
Thanks for your review, and most of all for "Making Maine Memories" at Eight is Enough!
Keith and Heather
An at-home feel camp with endless opportunities for memories.
I knew it was going to be a great stay when I turned down the road and my child said "Mama... I'm getting really excited!" And covered her mouth, let out a shriek, and eyes sparkled.
We will remember our stay at Eight is Enough for the rest of our lives. It is where our 2.5 year old first rode in a canoe, singing "row, row, row, your boat...". It is where she caught her first fish (and was so concerned it was out of the water). It is where she and I shared a first- kayaks!
Our family of three enjoyed every moment possible. Keith and Heather have the camp neat, tidy, clean, and set up kid friendly (step stools and gates included!).
We are Maine locals, who coincidently live on a lake road, and hope to make this a summer occurrence. There is nothing like saying "good morning" and "good night" to a lake.
A couple of side notes: 1- The lakefront is rock, not sand, so leave the sand toys at home! It made me extremely nervous upon arrival but our toddler did fine! 2- Don't just bring one size sheets. You may find you like firmness of a different bed (so! Many choices!)!
Maine, lake and summer rarely disappoint. So glad you all enjoyed yourselves!
Lovely place, second year renting
Really lovely place with a responsive and communicative owner. Southern exposure makes for a good long day on the water. My second year renting this same place with my kids - and nice personal watercraft for us to use to explore the lake and catch some fish. You won't be disappointed!
Thank you Ellen and kids! We will be ready for you Summer #3.
Unplug from it all and Plug into what matters most.
We live busy lives. Our kids range from 9 to 23. Finding something to suit all of us was going to be a challenge. We wanted a vacation to unplug from schedules, work and wifi! To take in time with family, friends and the beautiful outdoors. No traffic, No internet, No beaches, No crowds! That's exactly what we got. The sun shined upon us on the dock every day. The loons called out and the refreshing lake was inviting. The swimming, fishing, boating, fires with s'mores. I could go on. But most importantly we got to plug in to what matters. Family time. In an environment that made it easy to do. It was a prescription that was filled, so to say. Thank you Maine! Thank you to the Cottage Eight is Enough on Sheepscot that provided EXACTLY what our family needed.
Thank you for making memories at our lake and cottage!!! Come back soon!
Tobey's Market less than 5 miles away
Picturesque Belfast and Camden/Rockport Villages less than 40 min away.
Portland's Old Port and Bar Harbor's Acadia National Park less than 2 hours away.